Wolf Theiss

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Our Intellectual Property team understands the notions of ever-increasing competition and on-going technical innovations; meaning you receive up-to-date services in line with the latest trends. You are an international firm? The international level at which we operate covers everything it takes for the comprehensive protection of your IP rights portfolio. We advise you on all issues regarding copyrights, design rights, know-how transfer agreements, licensing rights, patent rights, utility model rights, trademark law, and unfair competition law. This covers not only the classical offline sector, but also the application of industrial property rights online.

The team’s industry sector expertise spans a wide range of industries, including life sciences, technology and media, retail and consumer, private equity and financial services, healthcare, and education. Whether you are a multinational corporation or a significantly smaller but highly specialized company, we have an extensive network of contacts with registration authorities, courts, and specialized partner law firms across the CEE/SEE region which benefits you when it comes to expediting registrations and enforcing claims effectively.

Contact
Georg Kresbach
Georg
Kresbach
Partner
T. +43 1 51510 5090
F. +43 1 51510 665090
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria
Lawyers
Areas of Specialisation


Trademarks

Intellectual Property assets are essential to keeping your business stable and innovative. Our team is used to handling ground-breaking cases relating to trademarks and 3D trademarks. We offer you trademark portfolio management (including prosecution, clearance and monitoring services), protection and strategy, litigation before courts and patent offices, and anti-counterfeiting and M&A related to trademarks, all throughout the CEE/SEE region.


Patents

Wolf Theiss knows patents, inside and out. Our work covers all aspects of patent law with a focus on litigation, but also includes acquisitions, licensing and transfers of patents as well as dispute resolution services, with a particular focus on infringement proceedings, preliminary injunctions and entitlement issues. You can trust us for a sound opinion on patent validity and infringement and advice on employee inventions, pledge agreements on patents and utility models in M&A transactions.


Copyrights

Whether offline or online, your copyright is your copyright. We have experience in devising and advising on copyright protection in relation to literature, art, music, film and TV as well as computer software and online media. If you come across a song or story that reminds you just a bit too much of your own work, we can advise you on copyright infringement proceedings, even in complex cross-border cases.


Unfair Competition

Keeping your business competitive means ensuring a level playing field. We can advise you on matters such as misleading and comparative advertisements, sole position advertisements, misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information and other unfair business practices. Our clients come from traditional sectors such as retail but also include pharma, software companies and clients from new media.


Intellectual Property Litigation

You want to protect the creative output of your business at all costs. We can represent you in all types of intellectual property claims, including contract disputes and unfair business practices. Our team also has particular expertise in handling all aspects of patent litigation. If necessary, we don't shy from more heated disputes over issues such as ownership rights and personal rights protection in the media. You benefit from our full range of dispute resolution services including arbitration and other alternatives.

Press Releases

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss berät MRB FerCon beim Kauf der Eisengiesserei von GF Casting Solutions im Wege eines Management Buyout

Wien, 16. Oktober 2019 – Wolf Theiss hat MRB FerCon bei der Akquisition der Eisengiesserei Herzogenburg in allen Aspekten der Transaktion beraten. Der...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss further strengthens its Prague team. Experts in M&A, real estate, pharmaceuticals, IP, tax advisory and financial regulation are now on board

Prague, 4 October 2019 – Kamila Seberová joins Prague office of Wolf Theiss as expert in pharmaceutical law and intellectual property. Radka Neničková...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss berät Kühne & Nagel Österreich bei Übernahme des steirischen Logistikers Jöbstl

Wien, 5. August 2019 – Logistik-Konzern Kühne + Nagel Österreich setzt bei der Akquisition des mittelständischen Logistikunternehmens Jöbstl auf die...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss advises Miba on the Expansion of its eMobility Business

Vienna, 24 July 2019 – Miba relies on Wolf Theiss' expertise on acquiring a stake in VOLTLABOR and establishing a joint venture.

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss advises Blackstone on the Acquisition of €1.64 billion CRH European Distribution Unit

Vienna, 18 July 2019 – Wolf Theiss advised the US multinational investment firm Blackstone on the acquisition of a €1.64 billion European Distribution...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss advises Takeda Group with its Acquisition of Plasmapunkt Favoriten and Donaustadt

Vienna, 16 April 2019 – Wolf Theiss has advised the Takeda Group with its acquisition of the plasma donation center Plasmapunkt Favoriten and...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss continues to expand its Prague Team

Prague, 27 February 2019 – Robert David will join the firm to lead the Czech banking and finance practice from 1 March 2019. Furthermore, Wolf Theiss...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss Berät Cineplexx-Mutter Constantin Film-Holding Bei Der Übernahme Von Uci-Kinos In Österreich

Wien, 6. Februar 2019 – Wolf Theiss beriet Cineplexx-Mutter Constantin Film-Holding Gesellschaft m.b.H. bei der Übernahme. Das Closing fand am 30....

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss Breakfast: Die neue Know-how-Novelle bietet verbesserten Schutz vor Geheimnisverrat und Wirtschaftsspionage

Wien, 28. November 2018 – Mit der Umsetzung dieser Novelle zum UWG wird der Schutz von Geschäfts- und Betriebsgeheimnissen zu einem wesentlichen...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss berät Borealis bei der Akquisition von Ecoplast

Wien, 20. Juli 2018 – Wolf Theiss hat Borealis, einen führenden Anbieter innovativer Lösungen in den Bereichen Polyolefine, Basischemikalien und...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss Strengthens its Data Protection Practice with New Hires

Bucharest, 27 March 2018 – After the addition of Partner Maria Maxim who joined Wolf Theiss in September 2017 as the coordinator of the Data...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss Supports Young Lawyers’ Career Development

Warsaw, 14 March 2018 – Members of the Wolf Theiss Warsaw team attended the Law Career Fair (Prawnicze Targi Praktyk i Pracy) on March 13, presenting...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss Forum Sees Polish Proptech Growth Accelerating

Warsaw, 09 March 2018 – Polish companies providing digital technology for the real estate industry are set for rapid growth, as they benefit from...

Newssquare  WOLF THEISS BREAKFAST: DER INNOVATIVE MITARBEITER - CHANCE ODER RISIKO?

Wien, 13. September 2017 – Die Innovationskraft von Mitarbeitern stellt ein großes Potential dar, das bei optimaler Nutzung maßgeblich zum Erfolg und...

Newssquare  WOLF THEISS BREAKFAST: WILL PROPTECH TURN THE REAL ESTATE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN?

Vienna, 29 June 2017 – PropTech is the latest buzzword in real estate and is jolting the whole sector. The experts at Wolf Theiss analysed the core...

Newssquare  WOLF THEISS ADVISES AUSTRIAN ASSOCIATION OF MEDICAL LABORATORIES "IHR LABOR"

Vienna, 7 June 2017 – Wolf Theiss has advised IHR LABOR, a network of medical laboratories, in legal questions surrounding IP, data protection,...

Client Alerts / Newsletters

Newssquare  E-Commerce platforms in the focus of the CJEU / E-Commerce Plattformen im Fokus des EUGH

E-commerce platforms are not obligated in all cases to make a telephone number available to consumers before the conclusion of the contract – there...

Newssquare  Serbia: New Law on Personal Data Protection

The Serbian Parliament enacted the new Law on Personal Data Protection in November 2018 (published in the “Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia"...

Newssquare  Poland - IP, IT, TMT in 2019

What does H2 2019 hold for businesses in the IP, IT, TMT sectors and what legal and regulatory trends should catch their attention?

Newssquare  EU Parliament approves controversial EU Copyright Law Directive

On 26 March 2019, after three years of negotiation, the EU Parliament voted in favor of the full implementation of the draft Directive on the...

Newssquare  Czech Republic implements EU Trademark Directive

What does this mean for my business?

 

The Czech Republic has implemented EU Trademark Directive No. 2015/2436 by way of amending the Czech Trademark...

Newssquare  Bulgaria to implement the EU Trade Secrets Directive

Substantive protection and enhanced procedural framework covering goods and services, business need to implement trade secrets strategies, including...

Newssquare  Trademark Offensive 2.0 - Full Adoption of the EU Trademark Directive in January 2019

Following the implementation of several new provisions of Austrian trademark law in 2017, the second amendment completely implements the EU Trademark...

Newssquare  GDPR - Six months after entry into force - Introduction of GDPR to Polish Law

It has been more than half a year since the entry into force of "GDPR", i.e., Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council...

Newssquare  UWG Novelle 2018 - Die Richtlinie zum Schutz von Know-How tritt in Kraft

Die am 8.6.2016 verabschiedete Richtlinie (EU) 2016/943 "über den Schutz vertraulichen Know-hows und vertraulicher Geschäftsinformationen...

Newssquare  Amendment of the Austrian Act against Unfair Competition (UWG) - The Directive on the Protection of Know-How enters into Force in early 2019

Directive (EU) 2016/943 "on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use...

Newssquare  IP/IT Newsticker: Trade Secret Directive – what to look out for to protect my business?

The European Union enacted Trade Secret Directive (EU) 2016/943 (the "Directive") in 2016 which took effect on June 9, 2018. In this edition of the...

Newssquare  Latest Amendment to the National Court Register Act

The latest amendment to the National Court Register Act ("Act") introduces many changes that will significantly affect its functioning and obligations...

Newssquare  DSGVO – Straffreiheit in Österreich?

Der österreichische Gesetzgeber hat am 20.04.2018 relativ unbemerkt Änderungen des im Jahr 2017 beschlossenen Datenschutz-Anpassungsgesetzes (1)...

Newssquare  New EU Regulation - the End of Geo-blocking when Shopping Online

A new EU Regulation, which will take effect on 3 December 2018, provides for borderless online shopping.(1) Traders are obliged to treat online...

Newssquare  Romanian Law Implementing The GDPR Has Been Submitted To The Senate

On March 14, 2018 the Romanian law for implementing measures on EU Regulation no. 2016/679 on the protection of individual rights with regard to the...

Newssquare  Trading Bitcoins Subject To Taxation In Poland

On 6 March 2018, the Administrative Supreme Court (NSA) issued the first ruling concerning taxation of income made from trading bitcoins by...

Newssquare  Bulgaria Joins The EU 'AMLD IV Implementation' Club

Yesterday, the Bulgarian Parliament adopted the Anti-Money Laundering Act (in Bulgarian: Закон за мерките срещу изпирането на пари). The Act...

Newssquare  The Polish Personal Data Protection Act Is Closer To Completion

On Monday, January 15th, 2018, in the Column Hall of the Polish Parliament, the Ministry of Digitalization organized a meeting to summarize the public...

Newssquare  WOLF THEISS INTERNATIONAL IP/IT NEWSTICKER - DECEMBER 2017

A lot has happened since our last Newsticker in June 2017. In our new edition we reflect the latest developments in selected jurisdictions of our...

Newssquare  Status Update on the E-Privacy Regulation –The Next Key Regulatory Initiative after GDPR

On 10 January 2017, a proposal for a new Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the respect for private life and the...

Newssquare  Trade Mark Offensive 2017 - Amendments to the Austrian Trade Mark Protection Act

New regulations to the EU's Trade Mark Law were established with Regulation EU 2015/2424 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Directive...

Newssquare  Amendments to EU Council Regulation on the EU Trade Mark Enter into Force on 1 October 2017

On 23 March 2016, new regulations to the EU's Trademark Directive entered into force with Directive EU 2015/2424 of the European Parliament and of the...

Newssquare  Regulation (EU) 2017/1128 of the European Parliament and of the Council on Cross-Border Portability of Online Content Services in the Internal Market

OVERVIEW

With the adoption of Regulation (EU) 2017/1128 on the cross-border portability of online content services in the Union...

Newssquare  Watch out: fee to be introduced for the registration and annual maintenance of ".ro" domains

In December 2016, the Board of Directors of the National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics ("ICI") issued a decision for the...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss International IP/IT Newsticker - June 2017

A lot has happened since our last Newsticker in December 2016. In our new edition we reflect the latest developments in the jurisdictions of our...

Newssquare  Host Provider Liability for Hate Speech Posts and Obligation to Deliver User Data

No liability of host providers for unlawful content of internet-users in case of timely deletion of hate speech posts | Obligation to deliver user...

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